As the 2013 science fair season gets underway, get inspired by what's possible for student science—and science at home—with a recap of last year's posts about science projects, science news, and family science.
The New Year is underway, and even during the semester break, many students are working with zest, determination, and curiosity on their science fair projects. As we welcome in 2013 and the coming months of the science fair season, here is a brief look back at a few of our favorite Science Buddies blog posts from 2012. Some of these posts highlight science news and ideas for student investigation; others contain strategies and activities for families who want to make more time for science at home. Whether you are still looking for a science fair project or have resolved to make science a more routine part of your family's daily interaction, we recommend this collection of posts:
The above images link to the following blog entries:
- Galaxy Games
- Parent Perspective: Understanding Your Role in Your Student's Science Project
- The Science of Video Games
- Encouraging and Inspiring Female Student Engineers
- Science Fair Projects with Real-World Impact
- Teaching Good Science and Engineering Habits: Keeping a Lab Notebook
- Science and Art: Mutant Sunflowers
- Putty Science: Family Fun with Polymers
- Family Dinner: Serving Up Science
- High School Scientist Develops Cancer Screening Test
- Find a Feather, Pick It Up?
- The Wonder of Bioluminescence: Organisms that Glow
- Arsenic and Rice
- Putting Your Eggs All in One (Dye) Basket
- Licorice Root, Please
- Artificial Intelligence and Cancer Diagnosis: Meet the 2012 Google Science Fair Winner
We are also excited about all of the students who shared their science success stories with the Science Buddies community in 2012. You can reach their stories (and many more) in our Science Buddies in Action area. Are you doing a science project this year and want to share your experience? If so, email Science Buddies at firstname.lastname@example.org.